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Rome celebrates Blessed John Paul feast day; sainthood cause proceeds
Oct 25 2011
ROME - Thousands of Catholics in Rome celebrated the first feast of Blessed John Paul II Oct. 22 and the promoter of his sainthood cause said he has received several reports of healings that could be the miracle needed for the late pope’s canonization.

Gala puts a human face on Catholic education
Oct 24 2011
The sounds of a choir of Baltimore City Catholic schoolchildren and the Archbishop Curley High School drumline welcomed 1,100 formally dressed celebrants to the Baltimore Convention Center Oct. 22 for a gala dinner feting Catholic schools in the archdiocese.

St. Agnes steps up to support breast cancer patients
Oct 20 2011
The ladies of the Stepping Stones Breast Cancer Support Group at St. Agnes Hospital are as different as the varying stages of cancer they are living through, but they do share one important mantra: it’s better to be laughing than crying. On Oct. 6, that saying rang true as the group participated in its first-ever Healing through the Arts workshop.

St. Isaac Jogues rejoices in renovations
Oct 20 2011
CARNEY – When St. Isaac Jogues parishioners gathered for their church’s dedication Oct. 19, 1960, a dream began.

Pope: Silence, solitude needed in ‘agitated, sometimes frantic’ world
Oct 11 2011
VATICAN CITY – Endless news, noise and crowds have made people afraid of silence and solitude, which are essential for finding God’s love and love for others, Pope Benedict XVI said.

Father David Shaum, legend at Mount St. Mary’s, dies
Oct 07 2011
Father David W. Shaum, a legendary figure at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg and the second longest-serving priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, died Oct. 6 just two weeks before his 91st birthday.

Father Barron’s ‘Catholicism’
Sep 29 2011
In the fall of 1972, a group of us, philosophy majors all, approached our dean of studies, Father Bob Evers, with a request: Under the supervision of a faculty member, could we build a two-credit senior seminar in our last college semester around Kenneth Clark’s BBC series, “Civilization,” which had been shown on American public television. Father Evers agreed, and we had a ball. “Civilization” was the perfect way to finish a serious undergraduate liberal arts education; it brought together ideas, art, architecture and history in a visually compelling synthesis of the history of western culture that respected Catholicism’s role in shaping the West.

Soccer goalie’s directions resonate with Calvert Hall
Sep 29 2011
As a soccer goalie, John Dillon is the last line of defense for his team. The Calvert Hall senior wouldn’t have it any other way.

Teen chosen to perform NCYC theme song is grounded in her faith
Sep 28 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - As she talked to the elementary school children, Francesca “Chessie” LaRosa could have focused on how she is scheduled to sing in front of 25,000 young people who are expected to come to Indianapolis in November for the 2011 National Catholic Youth Conference.

Mandate one musical setting
Sep 27 2011
Regarding “Parishes introduce new settings” (CR, Sept. 15), I do not disagree with the view that, in an archdiocese as diverse as ours, “it would be catastrophic to only have had one or two musical settings of the new translation to choose from.”